Turbulence | Group Exhibition at The Model, Sligo


Turbulence | Group Exhibition at The Model, Sligo Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/12/2017 - 22/04/2018

The Model





2 December to 22 April 2018

“Homelessness is coming to be the destiny of the world” – Martin Heidegger, 1946

Turbulence is a major exhibition that explores the way in which contemporary artists are responding to the refugee crisis today. Turbulence, which takes key works by Jack Butler Yeats as it’s point of departure, considers the movement of people in today’s world, against the backdrop of shifting contemporary perspectives on post-colonialism, socio-politics, hospitality and humanity.

Jack Butler Yeats was deeply affected by the displacement of people after WWII and created a number of important allegorical paintings including The Last Dawn but One, 1948 and Men of Destiny, 1946, which are both on view in The Niland Gallery as part of this exhibition. The Last Dawn but One, according to the critic Brian O’Doherty depicts “circus folk pulling up and moving on, like refugees on their post-war migrations across Europe,” while Men of Destiny presents a small group of figures arriving in a new land with “intimations of abandonment and strife” they have left behind.

The exhibition opens out to survey a number of significant artists whose work is predominantly concerned with the refugee crisis that faces contemporary society. Featuring: Rossella Biscotti , Elaine Hoey, Gulsun Karamustafa, Naiza Khan, Eoin McHugh, Cengiz Tekin, Sarah Wood, Jack Butler Yeats.

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